Nick de la Canal

Mid-Day Newscaster

WFAE's Nick de la Canal can be heard on public radio airwaves across the Charlotte region, bringing listeners the latest in local and regional news updates. He's been a part of the WFAE newsroom since 2013, when he began as an intern. His reporting helped the station earn an Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news coverage following the Keith Scott shooting and protests in Sept. 2016. He grew up in Charlotte, graduated from Myers Park High, and received his degree in journalism from Emerson College in Boston. He tweets periodically: @nickdelacanal

Charlotte police say a woman was shot and killed near an apartment complex in east Charlotte Tuesday morning in what they believe to be an armed robbery.

A man has been found shot dead inside a vehicle in southwest Charlotte today. Police say the shooting happened on the 8100 block of South Tryon Street around 11:50 this morning. Media outlets report the scene is the parking lot of a Panera Bread. The man’s identity has not been released, and police say they're searching the area for witnesses.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

The chief executive of a Charlotte non-profit who was arrested and charged with assaulting a female has been placed on administrative leave, the organization announced Wednesday.

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It's the end of the workday in Charlotte, and a crowd of bankers and business people are heading home for the day, striding down a plain, ordinary sidewalk next to a nondescript brown building on Trade Street.

What these business people perhaps don't know is that just below their feet, about a story or two down, is a bustling underground operation and a massive, steel-encased vault containing untold billions of dollars in cash.

Demonstrators took to the streets to march for gun control at the March For Our Lives event in Charlotte.
Daniel Coston

Thousands of men, women and children gathered in First Ward Park in uptown Charlotte today to demand stronger gun control measures saying it is time to elect leaders who will value children over guns.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael on Charlotte Talks with host Mike Collins.
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Mecklenburg County Commissioners are requesting more information about the 287(g) program, which allows the sheriff’s office to partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to screen and detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally after they are brought to the Mecklenburg County jail.

A 37-year-old man from Charlotte has been convicted of attempting and conspiring to support the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

On May 8, Mecklenburg voters will take to the polls to elect a new sheriff. One of the biggest issues up for debate is 287(g), a program that allows Mecklenburg sheriff’s deputies to work with federal immigration officials to screen and detain inmates. 

Police in Charlotte say a stray dog ran into Lansdowne Elementary School yesterday afternoon and bit seven students.

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The Mecklenburg County Sheriff is defending his participation in a federal program that allows deputies to help enforce federal immigration law. The program, known as 287g, has become a sticking point in the sheriff’s upcoming bid for re-election.

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